Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gift card framelit--happy acorn version

Do you give a lot of gift cards? I do, particularly to males in my extended family. When I first saw the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits (whew! long name!) in the Holiday Catalog, I knew it needed to come to my house. These go together so quickly, and I love that I can make a somewhat impersonal gift a *little* more special.

For this version, I used the Color Me Autumn DSP for the main envelope. You will want to use the Crease Pad to do this, as the DSP is thin enough that the die cuts through the score lines. The "Happy Day" sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set--one I go back to again and again. The matching Bitty Banners framelits (what else?) make it easy and quick.

Christmas is coming quickly, and if you'll be giving gift cards, think about adding the Gift Card Envelope and Trims Thinlits to your next order!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Color Me Autumn DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Accessories: Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits, Bitty Banners Framelits, dimensionals

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A new Holiday Supplement and the Weekly Deals for Oct 21

Stampin' Up! has released a new Holiday Supplement with new kits, stamps, and ideas to boost your holiday productivity! Kits are a fast, easy way to produce the cards, tags, and favors you need for holiday gifts and decor.

Click here to see the pdf.           Click here to see it in my online store.

And of course, it's time for the Weekly Deals! Two great embossing folders are my must-haves from this list!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Home

I thought I had posted this card already, but apparently I only put it on my Facebook page! This card was inspired by Stampin' Up! Artisan Award Winner Allison Okamitsu. We made it at the October Club meeting, and it was tons of fun! We masked a moon with a punched out sticky note, then sponged Smoky Slate ink everywhere. I like to do a little "inside decorating" when the card base is dark. Here's the simple way we finished this card: 

The bits and pieces of this card are all from the Holiday Home stamp set, which also has beautiful autumn, winter, and Christmas art. 

Stamps: Holiday Home    
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White    
Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark, Memento Black 
Accessories: Homemade Holiday Framelits, Chevron embossing folder, Cupcake builder punch, White embossing powder

Friday, October 17, 2014

October Paper Pumpkin

I'm always excited to see what Pumpkin goodness will arrive in the mail! Here's a sneak peek at what's coming! So many possibilities with this kit! It's too late to order this kit, but you can subscribe and receive next month's kit here

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Birthday Acorns--it's only the beginning

Another card made with my favorite pattern from the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper!

We have a large number of birthdays in the next month. Really. A LOT of birthdays.

Sister, great nephew, brother-in-law, niece, brother, sister-in-law, another brother-in-law, another brother, mom, daughter, another daughter and my father-in-law. You thought I was exaggerating, didn't you! (I had to list them in date order to keep track.) It's a big family, and we love it.

I need cards and gift card holders, and you'll be seeing them all here. This card will work male or female, and it went together quickly! The little banners are punched from scraps of the Color Me Autumn DSP. Other than that, it's just a stamp, a bit of layering, and a quick doodle with my favorite pens--the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Journaling pens! Make a quick stack of cards using this layout and your favorite designer paper you've been hoarding!

Stamps: Age Awareness photopolymer
Paper: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Banner punch, PLxSU Journaling Pens, dimensionals

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weekly Deals 10-14-14

Check out this week's deals in my Stampin' Up! store.  
The Tiny Triangles embossing folder is one of my new favorites, and I know a few of you have been eyeing that Mustache framelit!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Autumn Acorns

Acorns--who doesn't love them? When I was in grade school, our campus was a very old high school, and we got to play among all the huge old trees. A couple were oaks, so in the fall we would sit and gather piles of acorns. The boys threw them at each other of course, but I just loved the textures of the acorns in my hands.

This paper, Color Me Autumn Designer Series from the Holiday Catalog, reminded me so  much of those days. See that curled ribbon in Cajun Craze??? It's made from very thin strips of cardstock. Details like that make me happy. And you know I'm a sucker for a stamp set with a matching punch! Merry Everything has a stamp for every fall occasion, and the Note Tag Punch is a lovely shape!

What do you love about autumn?

Stamps: Merry Everything
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories: Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, Note Tag Punch

Friday, October 10, 2014

Scattered Thanks for Club

Because 2 of the Club projects were pretty detailed, I wanted one card that was quick but still dramatic. Thank you, Seasonally Scattered! I love this set! I've loved it since I first saw it. I often need a card I can just stamp and be done, don't you? For this "thanks" card, we inked the stamp in Crushed Curry and then used a sponge dauber and Tangerine Tango ink to add a bit of contrast. Tie some 2-tone trim, add a few leaves (Fall Fun Framelits), and it's done!

Seasonally Scattered has 3 great images:

Don't you love them???

Stamps: Seasonally Scattered   
Paper: Naturals White   
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango   
Accessories: Fun Fall Framelits, Tangerine Trim, flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents